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Does evidence make a difference to people's lives?

Does evidence make a difference to people's lives? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

There is strong evidence that brief music therapy is an effective way to support wellbeing in palliative care patients in hospitals. We also now know that there’s initial evidence that music therapy has a positive effect on mood in post-stroke patients.

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Author Nancy Hey is director of the ESRC-funded What Works Centre for Wellbeing

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New research shows local music and singing activities linked to better wellbeing 

New research shows local music and singing activities linked to better wellbeing  | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Councils and charities across the UK are being urged to use the evidence uncovered in an international review of music,
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Article cites the What Works Wellbeing Centre which receives funding from ESRC 

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Taking part in sport and cultural activities makes us happier, says study 

Taking part in sport and cultural activities makes us happier, says study  | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Taking part in sport and cultural activities makes us happier, says study - A new study conducted at Nottingham Trent University found that engagement in sports and cultural activities like attending concerts positively contributed to a person's happiness.

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Article cites research using data from the ESRC-funded Understanding Society

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Ministers aim to boost the nation’s happiness with new wellbeing centre

Ministers aim to boost the nation’s happiness with new wellbeing centre | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Increasing national well-being is to be put at the heart of Government policy-making, ministers will announce today, with the establishment of a new centre to measure the impact of policies on people’s happiness.

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Article announcing the ESRC-funded What Works Centre for Wellbeing

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Third of countries struggling to meet the needs of ageing population

Third of countries struggling to meet the needs of ageing population | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

People around the world are living longer, but social policies to support their wellbeing in later life are lagging behind in many countries.

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This article cites an ESRC grant that has been awarded to the University of Southampton to conduct an in-depth analysis into the four most populous countries in the Global AgeWatch Index: China, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

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Report calls for wellbeing to be at the heart of public policy design

Report calls for wellbeing to be at the heart of public policy design | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Wellbeing and Policy, commissioned by the Legatum Institute, is the final report of the Commission on Wellbeing and Policy, chaired by Gus O'Donnell (pictured top right), Chair of Frontier Economics and a Visiting Professor at LSE. Professor Lord Richard Layard (pictured below left), Director of the Wellbeing Programme in LSE's Centre for Economic Performance, was one of the five commissioners tasked with exploring how wellbeing analysis can be usefully applied to policy. 

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The Centre for Economic Performance is funded by the ESRC.

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Money really doesn't make you happy

Money really doesn't make you happy | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A study by the London School of Economics has revealed treating conditions such as anxiety and depression would 'reduce misery' more than eliminating poverty in the UK.

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The What Works Centre for Wellbeing is funded by the ESRC. Professor Richard Layard is based at the ESRC-funded Centre for Economic Performance.

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UK Data Service's curator insight, December 14, 2016 7:54 AM
This article covers research which uses data held by the UK Data Service.


British Household Panel Survey
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What jobs do the world's happiest people do?

What jobs do the world's happiest people do? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Are farmers happier than musicians? Do members of the clergy feel more satisfied with their lives than politicians? Are people happier in better paid jobs?

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The article looks at ONS data collated by What Works Wellbeing, an initiative part-funded by ESRC

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This week's Gearty Grilling: Richard Layard on happiness

Richard Layard, Emeritus Professor of Economics and Director of the Wellbeing Programme at LSE's Centre for Economic Performance, discusses what really makes us happy.                   

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The video features Professor Lord Richard Layard, Director of the Wellbeing Programme at the Centre for Economic Performance, which was established by the ESRC in 1990.

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Wellbeing research: Recessions hurt more than booms help

Busts hurt more than booms help. New lessons for growth policy from global wellbeing surveys.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC Centre for Economic Performance

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The greatest gift: How to boost your child's self-esteem?

The greatest gift: How to boost your child's self-esteem? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
OF all the things to give your child, robust self-esteem can be the most life-changing. Our writer consults the confidence experts.

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The ESRC is the primary funder of the study of Understanding Society, the UK Household Longitudinal Study.

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